IT System Administrator – Malmstrom AFB, MT

ABOUT PRAESES

Praeses is a dynamic software and services company, offering solutions to customers in both the public and private sectors. With over three decades of IT experience, Praeses serves as a trusted technology advisor and as a technology product innovator. 

The Government Programs division focus on delivering better information to decision-makers in our nation’s toughest missions. Whether it be coordinating disaster response or AI-driven analysis automation, we take a visionary approach to solving hard problems and moving our nation forward. Our mission is simple – to support the missions of our customers through technology innovation. 

OUR WORK IS CHALLENGING AND GAME CHANGING

We are a team of technologists and researchers that work with government agencies, research labs, and academia on hard problems.  The kind of problems that have plagued organizations for years and have gone unsolved by traditional contracting companies. We dive head first into those problems, come up with the mad-scientist ideas that haven’t been tried before, and then make them a reality.  Our work is product-focused, with an eye to bring all our technologies to global markets.  Example initiatives include:

  • Real-time data sharing for Natural Disaster Response across organizations like FEMA, DoD, local jurisdictions, and volunteer groups
  • Automated analysis and modeling tools for software engineers
  • Modeling and Simulation software for avionics
  • Command Center modernization for military operations
  • AI analysis of radar, sensor, and video data
  • Smart hearing protection for soldiers that lets in voices and environment, but not ear-damaging gunfire
  • Mobile Situational Awareness for warfighters

WE’RE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

Praeses will give you an opportunity to work with cutting edge technology and alongside some of the brightest people in the industry. The environment is energetic and fast-paced – we’re a bunch of nerds working on hard and exciting projects. Every engineer here has a voice in what we do and how we do it, and we’re all passionate about our work. We believe in collaboration and creating an open platform to share ideas. We are focused on your success and provide an environment designed to foster personal and professional growth. Our benefits are competitive, and our culture makes this both a fun and rewarding place to be.

Job Description

We have an immediate vacancy for a System Administrator to provide local support for a new battlespace situational awareness data network.

 

Individual responsibilities will include:

  • Act as the site lead for all local system operations
  • Provide round-the-clock first-level technical support for all end user issues
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of network, workstation, and server devices and associated peripherals
  • Coordinate with local Communications Squadron personnel for troubleshooting, policy and procedure issues
  • Perform hands-on system administration duties on behalf of program engineers
  • Create, administer, and delete user accounts, including smart card administration
  • Perform regular end user training sessions for groups and individuals
  • Participate as local representative in Change Control Board/Technical Review Board proceedings
  • Create and maintain local equipment inventory and manage replacement requests
  • Develop and document system SOPs for end users and administrators
  • Deploy regular patches and updates across the system as directed by program engineers
  • Perform regular security log reviews and perform cyber incident reporting
  • Perform first-level COMSEC maintenance, troubleshooting, and incident handling and response
  • Regularly communicate with developers and engineers for ongoing system development
  • Assist local personnel with inspection requirements compliance
  • Occasional travel may be required

    Required Qualifications

    • This position will require US citizenship and a minimum Secret security clearance
    • Strong communication and meticulous documentation skills
    • 2+ years experience as an IT Network Administrator, System Administrator, or equivalent
    • One or more current IAT Level II certifications (e.g., Security+)
    • May be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
    • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required

    Desired Qualifications

    • 2+ years supporting DoD information systems
    • 2+ years Linux system administration experience
    • 2+ years Cisco network administration experience
    • COMSEC user experience
    • S. or B.S. degree in computer science or related field

    Praeses develops customized software solutions and analytics-backed services to solve workplace challenges for industry, government agencies, and correctional facilities. We provide innovative thinking and an unwavering commitment to customer service.

    Contact

    Phone: 318.424.8125

    Toll Free: 800.333.8856

    Fax: 318.213.8137

    330 Marshall Street, Suite 800

    Shreveport, LA 71101